Hi everyone, this is Summer. Sorry it's been so long since we've posted. We planned to keep writing while we were in the process of moving, but it just didn't work out as we'd expected. Our plans to go to North Carolina fell through, so things changed at the last minute and we're living in Western NY. Our whole family is still living together, fortunately. No one was left behind, including pets. Inna and Maia have settled into new jobs - Maia is teaching again, and Inna is working at an art museum - and us girls are getting ready to start school soon. Blakeney is still job hunting but feeling optimistic.
We'd been procrastinating posting because we had so much else to do, but something big happened that I wanted to tell you about.
This afternoon, we heard a knock at the front door, and I went to answer it. I almost passed out when I saw Marigold standing on the doorstep.
As you may recall, Marigold suddenly dropped out of contact, and we had no way to reach her. First we thought maybe it was just a miscommunication, and then we were really worried... and then we just kind of accepted that we would probably never know. But then she showed up out of nowhere!
"Hi!" she said cheerfully, like nothing was amiss. Like she hadn't disappeared for over a month and left us worried sick.
I tried to act cool about it, but I couldn't manage it. I'd been afraid that either I'd lost contact with my twin biological sister forever, or that something terrible had happened to her. I gave her a huge hug because I was so relieved.
"How did you get here?" I babbled, looking around for a taxi and not seeing one. "Can I help you carry your luggage inside?"
"I don't have any luggage," Marigold said. "I'm so excited to see you!"
I was surprised. She'd come all this way with just the clothes on her back? She wasn't even carrying a purse. I guess the trip was just really spur of the moment.
"I'm happy to see you, too!" I said sincerely. "Do you need to call your parents and let them know you got here safely?"
She shook her head. "I'll call them later," she said rather vaguely.
I guess it was a little weird, but I was so happy and relieved that I didn't care.
Then a little while later, I remembered I'd never given her our new address, because I haven't talked to her since all our plans changed.
Not that I mind, but... how did she get here?